Name: T.J. Brandt
Athlete of the week achievement: Brandt won the District 6 Class AAA championship at 112 pounds.
Season update: Brandt enters the Northwest Regional Tournament with a 29-3 record.
Coach Joel Gilbert's quote: "He's an outstanding athlete. He wrestled tough this weekend. He did what he needed to do."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Gilbert
Favorite subject: Science
Favorite movie: "Step Brothers"
Favorite food: Chocolate
Outside interests: Hanging out with friends, hunting
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Iowa Hawkeyes
Athlete most admired: Matt McDonough
Best athlete I ever played with: Nick Roberts, Jimmy Gulibom
Best athlete I ever competed against: Nick Roberts
Most influential person on my athletic career: Jody Strittmatter, Eric Juergens
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the Junior Olympics state title in 2009
How I got my start in wrestling: "My dad got me into it. and it just took off from there.''
Future goal: Represent myself well in the state tournament